Literacy Programs for School-age Children

Metropolitan Library System offers programs at locations throughout the Metro.

ReadOKC is an initiative of the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools that encourages students to read by offering reading challenge incentives, recruiting adult Reading Buddies to read with children during the school day, and providing access to books through Little Libraries and other resources. For more information, call 405-604-5977.

Summer Reading Programs

First Serve OKC in NW OKC offers two 4-week summer sessions that include tennis, reading, and STEM instruction. The program meets Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Session cost is $50; scholarships are available. For more information, call 405-640-3317.

Freedom School OKC in NE OKC offers a free summer program that meets Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and includes reading instruction and enrichment activities.

Jubilee Partners in central OKC offers a free faith-based summer program that meets Monday through Thursday from 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 405-888-1271.

Oklahoma Youth Literacy Program in NE OKC offers a summer program that meets Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost is $45/week. Multi-child discounts and scholarships are available. For more information, call 405-822-9900.

Positive Tomorrows in central OKC a free summer program for students to 7th grade whose families are experiencing homelessness. For more information, call 405-556-5082.

Project Transformation in NW OKC offers a free faith-based 8-week summer program that meets Monday through Friday and includes literacy instruction and enrichment activities. For more information, call 405-530-2008.

Restore OKC in NE OKC offers a free faith-based 5-week summer program that meets Tuesday and Thursday afternoons for students from Thelma Parks Elementary and Martin Luther King Elementary. For more information, call 405-642-0886.

Summer Reading Skills Programs for Children and Adults – OU offers 6-week reading remediation courses that meet once/week at several locations in the metro. Cost ranges from $244 to $372. For more information, call 1-800-964-8888.

Summer Reading Challenges

Build a Better World Summer Reading Challenge by Metropolitan Library

Get in the Game by OKC Public Schools

Scholastic’s Summer Reading Challenge by Scholastic Books

Feed Your Brain by Half Price Books

Barnes & Noble Reading Journal by Barnes & Noble

The Oklahoman’s Summer Reading Contest by The Oklahoman

“Reading for the Stars” by the Oklahoma City Dodgers and SONIC

Sylvan Book Adventure by Sylvan Learning Center

Pizza Hut’s Book It! Spark Your Greatness Summer Reading Challenge by Pizza Hut

Online Resources for Parents

PBS Kids

Imagination Soup

Wonderopolis

National Geographic Little Kids

Fun Brain

Video: The Importance of Summer Learning